The Defence Science and Technology Group is part of the Australian Department of Defence dedicated to providing science and technology support for Australia’s defence and national security needs. DST Group is a national leader in safeguarding Australia by delivering valued scientific advice and innovative solutions for Defence and national security.
DST Group’s Land Division requires a Scientist / Molecular Biologist with some familiarity of next-generation sequencing platforms. The successful candidate will provide molecular biology support within the Chemical and Biological Agent Detection and Protection Group, which is located at DST Group’s Fishermans Bend site in Melbourne.
The Biological Agent Team conducts research and provides advice to the Australian Defence Force (ADF) regarding the detection of biological agents. Specifically, the team is developing methods utilising next-generation DNA sequencing technology to detect and identify biological agents in a variety of samples.
This team’s work involves the development of DNA extraction and amplification methods from both clinical and environmental samples. The program is being conducted in collaboration with academia and international defence organisations with the information it produces assisting the ADF to make timely and actionable decisions.
This is a full-time contract role that is initially until 18 May 2019. Under the terms of the contract with DST Group there is the possibility for two extensions, each being for up to 12 months, which could see the successful candidate providing molecular biology support until 18 May 2021.
The successful candidate shall undertake work that includes, but is not limited to:
To be considered for this opportunity you MUST BE AN AUSTRALIAN CITIZEN and also be prepared to undergo AGSVA screening to obtain your Baseline Security Clearance.
Additionally, shortlisted candidates will have ensured they address the following selection criteria:
Tailored selection criteria, which shall require a formal written response, will only be sent to those applicants whose applications have been reviewed and deemed suitable for undergoing consideration for shortlisting to attend an initial interview.
For a confidential discussion about this exciting opportunity to work as part of a team at DST Group, please contact Jo directly on 0411 197 171—after 4:30 pm AEDT simply send an SMS to arrange for Jo to call you back. Alternatively, during office hours, call our Melbourne office on 03 9516 0100.
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